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Population in 2012: 155 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.9%
 

Males: 81  (52.4%)
Females: 74  (47.6%)

Median resident age:  46.7 years
Oklahoma median age:  37.0 years

Zip code: 74850

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,186 (it was $26,250 in 2000)
Lamar:

$43,186
OK:

$44,312
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $44,799

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,693 (it was $39,300 in 2000)
Lamar:

$84,693
OK:

$114,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $90,808; Detached houses: $96,306; Mobile homes: $58,684

Median gross rent in 2012: $638.

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  • White alone - 124 (78.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 26 (16.5%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (3.8%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lamar: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Norwegian (15.1%), United States (6.0%), West Indian (6.0%), English (5.0%), German (4.8%), Dutch (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 763 feet

Land area: 12.1 square miles.

Population density: 13 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lamar:

  • High school or higher: 86.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lamar town:

  • Never married: 17.2%
  • Now married: 57.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 20.2%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Oklahoma:  5.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $750 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Broken Arrow, OK (67.6 miles , pop. 74,859).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (72.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (163.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Horntown, OK (2.7 miles) , Calvin, OK (3.4 miles ), Wetumka, OK (3.4 miles ), Northwest Pittsburg, OK (3.5 miles) , Yeager, OK (3.6 miles) , Dustin, OK (3.6 miles ), Stuart, OK (3.7 miles ), Arpelar, OK (3.8 miles ).

Latitude: 35.10 N, Longitude: 96.13 W

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +75 (+77.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (40%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (32%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Carpenters (17%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (17%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Art and design workers (8%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8%)


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Tornado activity:

Lamar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 304% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/14/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Lamar town center killed 2 people and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/28/1950, a category F4 tornado 12.9 miles away from the town center killed 5 people and injured 32 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lamar-area historical earthquake activity is above Oklahoma state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 35.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Lamar center
On 11/15/1990 at 11:44:41, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1992 at 07:18:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2007 at 21:03:22, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 9.1 miles away from Lamar center
On 10/20/2002 at 02:18:13, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hughes County (19) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Snow: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Lamar:

  • CYPRESS PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • ASPEN PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)
  • WILLOW PLACE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; WETUMKA, OK)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lamar:

  • Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee (about 38 miles; Okmulgee, OK; Full-time enrollment: 2,341)
  • East Central University (about 39 miles; Ada, OK; FT enrollment: 3,253)
  • Oral Roberts University (about 67 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,705)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 71 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)
  • University of Tulsa (about 74 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (about 76 miles; Norman, OK; FT enrollment: 19,159)
  • Rose State College (about 77 miles; Midwest City, OK; FT enrollment: 3,197)

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Notable location: Lamar Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Lamar Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Hughes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.3. This is about average.
City:

32.3
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 24.8. This is about average. There were 44 monitors within city limits.
City:

24.8
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.88. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.88
U.S.:

9.59
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

28.3


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.7%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.8% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.2%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.8%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lamar, OK

Lamar compared to Oklahoma state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lamar travel time to work - commute


Lamar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Electricity (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Lamar town (based on Hughes County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.35%
Here61.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist AssociationChurches of ChristNational Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents49.8%15.0%7.9%5.5%5.3%
Congregations34.8%16.7%4.5%12.1%6.1%
NameAssemblies of GodInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents4.3%4.0%2.2%1.8%4.4%
Congregations4.5%6.1%3.0%3.0%9.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Hughes County:

3.68 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Hughes County:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Hughes County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Hughes County:

30.9%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll

Lamar government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $6,000 ($38.71)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $10,000 ($64.52)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($38.71)

Lamar government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($12.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($12.90)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($38.71)
    Highways: $2,000 ($12.90)
    General Support: $1,000 ($6.45)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $1,000 ($6.45)

7.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,197 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Seminole County, OK  1.38% ($19,827 average AGI)
from Pontotoc County, OK  0.90% ($25,765)
from Pittsburg County, OK  0.51% ($23,053)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($25,948 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Seminole County, OK  1.19% ($26,356 average AGI)
to Pontotoc County, OK  0.64% ($21,375)
to Pittsburg County, OK  0.53% ($31,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KEOR (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ATOKA, OK; Owner: DALLAS AM RADIO PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • KRLD (1080 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: TEXAS INFINITY BROADCASTING L.P.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KNED (1150 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KWSH (1260 AM; 1 kW; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KTMC (1400 AM; 1 kW; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lamar:

  • KQCV-FM (95.1 FM; SHAWNEE, OK; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KLRB (89.3 FM; STUART, OK; Owner: LIGHTHOUSE OF PRAYER, INC.)
  • KTLS-FM (106.5 FM; HOLDENVILLE, OK; Owner: WOODSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMY (97.1 FM; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: KMMY, Inc.)
  • KTKL (88.5 FM; STIGLER, OK; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KMCO (101.3 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTMC-FM (105.1 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: BOTTOM LINE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KESC (103.7 FM; WILBURTON, OK; Owner: LITTLE DIXIE RADIO, INC)
  • KSLE (104.7 FM; WEWOKA, OK; Owner: ONE TEN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KBCW (91.9 FM; MCALESTER, OK; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA)
  • KTNT (102.5 FM; EUFAULA, OK; Owner: K95.5, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lamar:

  • K51EK (Channel 51; McALESTER, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)

Lamar fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 1983 06:46 AM, S. Echo, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lamar)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LAMAR, 0.3mi N Of Ns386 Rd & Ew133 Rd (Lat: 35.103972 Lon: -96.141361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Call Sign: WQQV490
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Matt Moffatt
    Registrant: Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company, 321 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, Phone: (405) 553-2417, Fax: (405) 553-3308


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